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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bar Project Series #1: Started on the Bar and Game Room

Finally, started on the bar!  The last of the Major In-Door projects (Next Spring we are moving to outdoor living space projects).  There is still a small punch list in the exercise room and storage/workshop area but they are things that can be done within a few hours each.  The largest obstacle has been being transferred to the other side of the country last year for my twilight tour and not being home to work on this stuff.  So, it has been very slow going.  Retiring from my first career late summer and want this space usable by Fall.  This room will probably be done in a few phases... mostly due to cost and time because we want to be able to use it starting this fall/winter.  A place to hang out and entertain friends and family.  Not to mention my teenage daughter that has the brand new room right off of this space.  So between here private room downstairs, own bath, bar/kitchen, media room and exercise room... she has her own condominium down there.

So this was sort of the loose plan.

Where Bar will go. A Blank Canvas!

This space is approximately 16' x 15.5'

There's no turning back now

Basic outline of bar wall

All the pieces cut, just need to assemble them

Bar Walls Complete

The top plates weren't connected yet

This picture shows the rest of the game room area

Couldn't continue with the bar wall until we had some drywall and 3/4" plywood delivered.  So started on the Double Chair Rail.

Started installing Chair Rail backer

Lowe's used to carry the same Chair Rail backer as Ryan but we bought the
last dozen or so pieces for our media room.  This was a product from Menard's
that is fairly close.

All done with backer, time to add the second piece

It's a nice profile. A little different than the media room but nobody will notice

Close up of profile. Before gluing in the little wedge return pieces.
One issue is going to be covering those grooves on the ends. Probably
going to fill with silicone.

With the chair rail done and still no drywall, or plywood... worked on some of the electrical.  Going to make a few trips and pick up the cabinets.  Also, will need to pick up the material to create the panel boxes below the chair rail just like in the media room.

Most of the electrical run in the bar. Will need to adjust the box heights for
the outlets that will be inside the cabinets to account for the shelves.

Cabinets set in place. Going to add 2 more 15" cabinets on the wall in the
left hand side of this picture.  That will be the bar back with the sink.
Total width of bar back will be about 10 feet. I think this bar will be
bigger than a few kitchens we have had in some rentals.

Below are a few pictures of the furniture, materials, paint and stain we have chosen for the bar.

This is what we are using to construct our bar top.  This is an illustration
from the company we purchased our Bar Rail, Glass Rail and Drip Edge from.
We will probably buy the Bar Front kits from them as well.
Hardwoods Incorporated, located in Maryland.  Quick Service, great products.

We ordered the Red Oak.  This is the profile of the Bar Rail

This is what the Bar Rail and the Bar Front Kits look like.

Leaning toward the American Walnut

Going to do the Goldish Faux on the left around the room
above the Chair Rail.  From the Chair Rail down is
going to be Turkish Coffee (same brown as in Media Room)

Paint Color for Doors, Casings, Chair Rail and Paneling Below Chair Rail
*** UPDATE ***

Ended up getting a different flooring and also looked at some Rustoleum stains instead of Minwax.  Below is a color palette with the new flooring that we actually purchased and two possible stain options.  The Dark Walnut would closely match the flooring but would provide no contrast.  I didn't like the idea of everything looking the same.  There is a time and place where having an all wood room stained exactly the same color with the same wood type would look very elegant.  We're going for a rustic, very organic look that gives you a feeling the room evolved over several decades or even a century.  The Theme is a Naval Officer's Club (O-Club).  We want decor and artifacts from different areas and cultures to reflect the places the Sailor's may have traveled within their careers.

Antique Woodland Flooring with Wall Color, Faux Design and 2 possible stain
colors for the cabinets, counter tops and bar top.

Below is the original color palette... superseded by the one above.

Wall Color, Faux Design, Floor Sample and Bar Stain Color

Ordered 7 of these for the Bar.  Need 4 more for the Pub Tables
This stain looks very similar to the American Walnut.

Another angle. This other chair on the right was a potential option.

Ordered these Pub tables for the bar area in Tobacco
This picture makes them look read but they are not.
We have the same table in our dinette and it is darker.

Really liked this idea and considered doing something like
this on the bar top.  It looks like it may take some work
and know how though... Ugh!

Looking at using this for the flooring in the bar and game room.
This is a Vinyl plank product we saw at Lowes.  We used the same type of
flooring in our exercise room and spare bedroom in the basement.
Shaw Matrix 14-Piece 5.9-in x 48-in Franklin Floating Hickory Luxury Residential Vinyl Plank

Painted Guest Bedroom

We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with paining this house.  Lots and lots and lots of walls.  I'm thinking we will hire someone to paint the large 2-story spaces (Foyer and Great Room).

Here are some pictures of the Guest Room.  The color is Sherwin Williams Tavern Taupe in Duration Matte.  Still need to pick up some art work but it's a marked improvement.

Sherwin Williams Pavilion Beige in Flat

Cutting in

Finished... Sherwin Williams Tavern Taupe in Duration Matte

I like the contrast with the Dover White

This paint has a little gray in it. It's a soothing color.

Painted Master Bedroom

So we are slowly but surely working our way through the house painting each of the rooms.  We had purchased the paint for many of them prior to our 10 month but just haven't gotten to them all yet.  This was actually painted back in January, just now getting around to posting pictures.

So here is the pictures of the Master Bedroom.  I'm afraid the lighting may not do the color justice.  It looks really green in the pictures but looks more brown in person.  Below are pictures of it at night and during the day.

It's Sherwin Williams High Tea in Duration Matte.

Before Picture of Master Bedroom
Sherwin Williams Pavilion Beige in Flat

Painting in Progress (Large Contrast between old Color)

Direct Light Shows the Green and Gold in the Paint

All Done at Night with Can Lights on

At Night with Can Lights and Rope Lights
(The image looks better on the phone. Maybe Photobucket degraded it?)

Room during day. Sun is washing out the color a bit.